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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 10 hours ago

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

PODCAST: #WWFC Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell is the guest on this latest episode of #ThreeAtTheBack.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Apr

WATCH: @thewonderofmu delivers an #OptaProForum presentation analysing how teams concede chances.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 Apr

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BLOG: One year of OptaPro - A retrospective

A look at what OptaPro has achieved over the last 12 months, and a look ahead.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 13:09

GUEST BLOG: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit and the Science + Football conference reviews

Chris Lilley (author of The Power of 11 blog) has written a guest review of the two most recent analytics conferences.
Posted by Chris Lilley at 11:27

COLUMBIA BLOG: Determining player types using 'Team DNA'

The fourth Columbia University blog from their ongoing research introduces the concept of Team DNA.
Posted by Columbia University at 16:15

GUEST BLOG: The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - Final word

Boston, March 2013: 2700 people descend upon a former warehouse district near the South Boston Waterfront to the massive Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It's the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics conference.
Posted by Andy McGeady at 16:19

NEWS: Opta to become Official Data Provider for PL and FL, SPL and SFL

Opta is delighted to announce that the the four UK professional football Leagues have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01